2nd-Amendment-800x594Have to write about one of my biggest pet peeves in the world: gun grabbers and their terminology.

FACT 1: AR, as in AR15, does not mean “Assault Rifle.” It comes from Armalite, a brand of rifle.

FACT 2: There is no such thing as assault weapon. It is a made up term to scare people who are less informed about firearms. Less than 400 crimes per year are committed with any type of rifle (and that is from the Bureau of Justice Statistics and FBI crime stats). Fewer still by the “scary black ones.”

FACT 3: A thirty round magazine (not clip) is a STANDARD capacity for the AR15. As a matter of fact, most magazines are STANDARD capacity with the firearm they come with. I could spend all day listing the various calibers and firearms with what comes STANDARD from the manufacturer, but the point is, unless it is a drum magazine (beta-mag), they are not high capacity.

FACT 4: There are nearly 100 times more people SAVED by the use of a firearm in stopping crime than by those who are killed or injured in the commission of a crime with a firearm used.

Please learn facts before you start spouting off rhetoric you heard from Moms Demanding Action, Mayor Bloomberg, or the current administration.

Our second amendment is vital for each and every one of us to protect ourselves, our families, and our liberty. The founders knew it, and that is why it is number two in the Bill of Rights. It is no accident that they found it to be the second most important thing to address in the Bill of Rights.

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